Laura puts country life under the lens

Photographer Laura Hardy.
Photographer Laura Hardy.

A north Northumberland photography student is hosting her first solo exhibition, which opens tomorrow in Wooler.

Photo fans will be able to see Laura Hardy’s exhibition, Country Life though a Lens, at Florin of Wooler from tomorrow until Saturday, May 31.

One of Laura Hardy's photographs.

One of Laura Hardy's photographs.

The 29-year-old from Glanton is in the second year of her HND in Photography at Northumberland College.

She said: “The aim of this exhibition is to get my work recognised more and for local people to be a part of my photography.

“If it wasn’t for the people who have used me as a photographer and for the surroundings I live in, I may not have achieved as much as I have to this date; I have sold to local clients as well as customers as far as London, Monaco and South Africa.

“I’m so thankful for the support of my family and friends and can’t wait for them to see my exhibition and I am really looking forward to it too.”

Course team leader, Jacqui Dixon, said: “Laura organised the exhibition herself as part of the important work-based element of the course.

“Exhibiting work is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain recognition for their work as well as giving them valuable professional experience.”

The HND in Photography course at Northumberland College provides the traditional skills of image-making combined with an ability to work professionally in the digital environment. Graduates can be accepted into the final year of a degree course or move into jobs in the industry.

To find out more about the range of art, design and media courses at Northumberland College, visit www.northum berland.ac.uk or call 01670 841200.

Laura’s photography will be on display at Florin of Wooler.

Located on the village’s High Street, it sells items from antique to new, including furniture, accessories, jewellery, cards, art and gifts.